Gaming genres you once loved, but no longer/rarely play

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PostRe: Gaming genres you once loved, but no longer/rarely play
by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:17 pm

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imbusydoctorwho wrote:Yep Played Titanfall 2 easily the best shooter this gen, always been tempted by Superhot but isn't it a VR game?


There is a vr version but the base game isn't.


Oh good, I always thought it was a VR only title.

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:20 pm

imbusydoctorwho wrote:Oh good, I always thought it was a VR only title.


I had it in my head that it was the same game in VR, which is why I held off playing it as I didn't want to play an inferior non-VR version - but actually Superhot VR is a different game with different levels and mechanics.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:23 pm

Yep, they are totally different. Played the VR game about 2 years ago, but only started the flat screen game about 3 weeks ago. Both are great.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:40 am

FPS on consoles. I just can't be strawberry floated with the freakish people who can actually aim on these strawberry floaters. Especially online.

I only tolerated it before I got a half decent PC. And now I'm poor so I depend on handouts, I will get back into some stuff I've missed like Dishonoured 2. I suppose I attend a LAN so I get a good experience there.

I've always had at least one or two racing games also. They're the same strawberry floating game, forever. Burnout, Ridge Racer, Need for Speed, subtle variations on already good arcade racers. Never liked Simulation as I don't play games to simulate anything.

Most platformers have gone to gooseberry fool as well, if not disappeared entirely, only Mario Odyssey seems to do something interesting with Nintendo's formulae.

Honestly I'd struggle to draw comparisons between a lot of the games I play today on PS4 or Wii U etc. and games from the 16bit era or 8bit handhelds like GameBoy. There are just so many layers of systems, items, menu management, online things and stuff like that in contemporary games the genres aren't even directly comparable anymore.

Everything seems to broadly fit into "adventure game with complex systems and real time rendering + ocassional adult themes".

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:14 am

Green Gecko wrote:Everything seems to broadly fit into "adventure game with complex systems and real time rendering + ocassional adult themes".


That's a bit like saying every modern film is a superhero movie.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:28 pm

But it's true.

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by Yubel » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:49 pm

First Person Shooters.

There was a time where I just assumed I'd spill hundreds of hours into any FPS that came my way - my first port of call when I first got my PS3 was the original Black Ops, even though it came with both Little Big Planet and Uncharted 2 - but since then, although I got into the likes of Goldeneye Reloaded, 007 Legends and Deus Ex (HR and MD), it's never re-established itself as my favourite genre, let alone in my top 5.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:56 pm

I wouldn't call Deus Ex HR/MD first person shooters either

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by Yubel » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:13 pm

Yea, I was unsure about that. But even the first-person perspective is quite rare for me these days.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:41 am

My interest in the first person perspective from a conceptual point of view seems to have drifted to narrative and immersive stuff like Arkane Studios and Subnautica ever since Half-Life 1/2 and Prey 1.

Just shooting doesn't really interest anymore, of me its the immersive element. So I should probably try VR.

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PostRe: Gaming genres you once loved, but no longer/rarely play
by FatDaz » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Real time strategy games. I spent sooo much time playing command and conquer back in the day. Can’t even recall the last RTS I played, probably red alert 3 whenever that came out?

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PostRe: Gaming genres you once loved, but no longer/rarely play
by Gemini73 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Everything seems to broadly fit into "adventure game with complex systems and real time rendering + ocassional adult themes".


That's a bit like saying every modern film is a superhero movie.


Cineworld in Cheltenham would have you believe that.

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PostRe: Gaming genres you once loved, but no longer/rarely play
by LightWanderer » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Create-your-own-level games, alá Little Big Planet.
MMORPGs.

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by Rightey » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:34 am

FatDaz wrote:Real time strategy games. I spent sooo much time playing command and conquer back in the day. Can’t even recall the last RTS I played, probably red alert 3 whenever that came out?


Same, when I started playing games these were almost the only thing I played. Age of Empires, Warcraft, Red Alert etc.

The last one I really enjoyed was World In Conflict, which came out more than a decade ago :dread: I honestly can't even think of the names of any strategy games that have come out since then, with the exception of the HD remake of Age of Empires.

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PostRe: Gaming genres you once loved, but no longer/rarely play
by Victor Mildew » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:01 am

RTS is a good shout as I too used to play so much C&C. I forget the genre even exists now.

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